Meteor video: Watch brightly-burning ‘fireball #meteor incinerate over Japan

REMARKABLE meteor video has been captured yesterday illuminating the night skies over Japan and several other areas of Asia.

PUBLISHED: 16:26, Mon, Nov 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:28, Mon, Nov 30, 2020

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A dazzling meteor was captured on film while dramatically plunging from the sky across swathes of Japan. The meteor is seen momentarily glowing brightly as it rapidly shot through Earth's atmosphere on Sunday, November 29.

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Most of the eyewitnesses reported the rare event originated over western Japan.

However, others mentioned seeing the fireball from as far away as Thailand.

NHK public television said its cameras in the central prefectures of Aichi captured the fireball in the southern sky.

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A camera at Nagoya port showed the meteor shining momentarily almost as bright as a Full Moon as it approached the Earth's surface.

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Video has been captured yesterday illuminating the night skies over JapanVideo has been captured yesterday illuminating the night skies over Japan (Image: @HIDE8568832 via REUTERS)

difference between meteor and fireballMost of the eyewitnesses reported the rare event originated over western Japan (Image: Express)

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And some experts said small fragments of the meteorite might have even reached the ground.

According to some witnesses, the meteorite was accompanied with a “rumbling noise” and “skies went totally bright”.

Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), took to Twitter to announce the extraterrestrial object also be measured by infrasound.

A signature of a fireball was identified in the waveform of at least CTBTO three stations.

Bright fireball observed over Japan during weekend: occurred ~ 16:37 UTCThe bright fireball was observed over Japan during weekend at 4.37pm GMT (Image: Getty)

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